Geek Pride Day ordinated in 1998, then known as the Geek Pride Festival, which took place in a bar in Albany, NY. Many people wonder why May 25th – there are several critical events the happened on this day.
- May 25, 1977: release of the first Star Wars film, A New Hope
- May 25, 2001: a tribute to Douglas Adams, author of “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”, also known as Towel Day
- Lovers of Terry Pratchet’s Discworld celebrate this day as ‘Glorious 25 May’
The word geek can mean something different to each person. Check out this infographic of ‘The Evolution of the Geek’. Regardless of what type of geek you are, today we celebrate geek cultures around the world!